Chromakey Lavender: The Queerness of Cult Films screens Happy Together
Please join 156 Studio Projects in a screening of Happy Together, the second in a series of monthly screenings of influential queer films of cult notoriety. Screened in the gallery space of 156 Augusta, this series will spotlight queer films of controversial and or/idiosyncratic quality. Each film will be preceded by a short description of its relationship, relevance and impact on LGBTQ+ culture.
Following the experiences of two lovers who relocated to Argentina in an effort to save their turbulent relationship, Happy Together explores love, displacement, and cycles of pain. Directed by Won Kar Wai (In the Mood for Love, Chungking Express), Happy Together is notable for being one of the few queer films featuring Asian characters to receive critical acclaim and widespread popularity.
Sunday July 22nd, 2018
Discussion 8:15pm – 9:30pm
Unfortunately, 156 Studio Projects is currently NOT a wheelchair accessible space, but we will actively be working to change this in the near future.
ABOUT THE CHROMAKEY LAVENDER: regarding the two words in the title – chromakey: the background colour used in screen based editing to superimpose an augmented image or video by mapping it to a single uncommon colour. Lavender: in reference to lavender linguistics, a concept developed to bracket the ever evolving, ever intriguing expressive patterns of queer culture. Together, Chromakey Lavender refers to the unseen forces percolating in the background of film culture upon which queer lifeways are presented in order to represent a diverse and subversive community.
Chromakey Lavender is a series co curated by Sami Alwani and Philip Ocampo